Acerola Plus 17 Powder
Jar 100 GR
Medicinal plants, food.
Part used: fruit.
Malpighia punicifolia vit.C 17% dry extract.
Vitamin C, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, iron, malic acid.
The acerola is the fruit of a shrub or small tree (up to 5 meters), native to the West Indies, Central America and northern South America. The fruits are globose drupes of 1 to 2 inches in diameter, bright red look a bit like cherries. The edible part of the fruit contains about 14% of vitamin C (ascorbic acid and diidroascorbico, the first in greater quantities). The amount of vitamin C varies depending on the degree of ripeness of the fruit is higher in green fruit and lowest in the completely immature. For these characteristics is useful in deficiencies of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for the proper formation of collagen (connective tissue protein that cements, catilagineo, bone), with antioxidant properties helps to control free radicals.
the powder can be added by ½ to 1 teaspoon water, yogurt, fruit juice or centrifuged.
The Ministry of Health recommends a daily intake of vitamin C of 0.08 grams and a maximum of 1 gram, including diet and supplements.